Cesarean Section (C-Section)
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Whether you are a breeder or have an accidental litter, you might be faced with the need for a Cesarean section (C-section).
Reason for a Cesarean section:
Irregularity of a particular breed, namely size or shape of newborn.
Litter consists of a single offspring.
Litter is in awkward position and cesarean section might be necessary to save litter.
Mother is having difficulty with natural birthing, and C-section becomes necessary.
Mother’s pelvic shape or size.
Mothers that have previously had litters via cesarean will likely have future litters similarly.
What does a Cesarean section involve?
A Cesarean section is usually straightforward. In cases where the lives of the mother and her offspring are in danger, emphasis is placed on extracting the newborns hastily. In all cases, great precision and care are taken to ensure the safety and health of all patients. Initially, the mother’s abdomen is cleaned and shaved to reveal the surgical site. The mother then receives an injection of local anesthesia around the proposed incision site to numb the area and lessen the total amount of general anesthesia necessary for the surgery. An IV sedative is then introduced to allow the mother to completely relax. For their safety, we only implement mild sedative medications to protect the lives of the mother and her offspring. The midline incision is then made, exposing the uterus. Each newborn is gently extracted from the uterus and placed in neonatal care where breathing is stimulated, the amniotic sac is removed, fluid is taken out of their lungs, and their umbilical cords are tied. The mother’s incision is then sutured closed.
If you have any questions about Cesarean section surgeries or would like to schedule a surgery, please contact our office.